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Mar 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
too familiar in japan as officials assess the devastation after the natural disaster. and now, people face new skiers of nuclear exposure. -- new scares of nuclear exposure. people in northern japan are now dealing with the threat of nuclear radiation. however, officials say radiation levels have dropped dramatically from earlier in the day. we have the latest from japan. >> delong japan's coast, a groom -- a grim past. troops are working steadily to recover the 2000 bodies that began washing ashore today. also today, we saw our first convoys of military vehicles in the ravaged area. this, while most of the country -- countries in the world focused on the safety of the nuclear power plant. the reactors are now being scanned for radiation. in this coastal town where 17,000 people used to live and more than half the residents have disappeared, hope is fleeting. >> my daughter was washed away. i do not know what to say. i hope she is alive somewhere. >> this area has been paralyzed with trains out of service and major stores closed. everyone watches and waits for miracles, like this four
Mar 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. officials at the troubled nuclear power plant in japan are running out of options to prevent a full meltdown. relief of its continue in the upper row -- if efforts continued in the earthquake and a tsunami is unknown. -- tsunami zone. >> and you kind of -- a new kind of assault and avert a catastrophe. military fire trucks are blasting water at the nuclear reactors. the government is abandoning the use of helicopters, i'm sure of how effective they were. clouds flocked -- unsure how effective they were. today marks one week since the earthquake and many in the nation paused to pay tribute as the number of dead and missing out. 15-degree temperatures and wind chill. and those risking the lives to prevent a nuclear meltdown -- we're getting some idea of who those persons are. one of them was about to retire, six months away, and he volunteered for this job. he was working for another company for 40 years when he decided he had a good of fukushima because of what " the future of nuclear power generation depends on how we cope with this. i go with a sense of mission." he left his house three day
Mar 17, 2011 12:00pm EDT
to nuclear power plant in northeast japan, as the water spring operations are on hold right now because of wind conditions. meantime, massive rescue efforts continue. ann curry has the latest. >> reactors two, three, and four are in danger and officials are using extreme measures today using helicopters for water drops, as well as plans to bring in water cannons. there were also plans to restore the generator that went out in the earthquake. there was a discrepancy over the risk factors. the u.s. nuclear revelatory commission says that radiation levels are so high that the evacuation order should be expanded. they say americans within 50 miles should leave the area. the japanese government is stay on message and says that there evacuation parameters are sound, and individuals within 12 miles should consider evacuating. people in the northern part of japan are experiencing troubles. temperatures have dropped, it is cold, they do not have heat. we have not been able to observe, despite the millions that have been pledged from the outside, we have not been able to see any significant arriv
Mar 11, 2011 12:00pm EST
with quick that hit the island nation of -- devastating earthquake that hit the island nation of japan and left hundreds dead. a tsunami is swept cars and buildings and to greet miles inland. -- and debris miles inland. 300 bodies were found and hundreds others are confirmed killed. luckily, no major damage has been reported in hawaii. the entire west coast of the united states is under tsunami warning with waves expected to reach 6-7 feet. >> these are the first moments of terror. the biggest earthquake in 140 years brings life to a frightening halt friday afternoon. the epicenter, at 81 miles of japan's northeast coast, home to more than 1 million people. the tremors could be felt 230 mi. away in tokyo. it turned this meeting at the parliament building to chios. -- chaos. this oil refinery now an inferno. utility companies shut down reactors, leaving more than 4 million people without electricity. then came the tsunami. waves as high as 33 feet swallowed everything in the path, sleeping cars and trucks in a torrent of water. it up and it puts in a port city. -- upended boats and a po
Mar 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
hit japan, the country continues to search through the rubble in search of survivors. our big story, aid and rescuers are pouring into the disaster zone. people are being pulled out from the disaster alive, but more than 10,000 people were killed and 8.9 earthquake. >> new home video shows the sheer power of the tsunami, a wall of water four stories high crashing through coastal areas. >> i saw the water and i ran, and the water was chasing me like that. >> through tears they searched through for survivors. rescue workers doing what they can to help them find shelter. more than 1 million people are without shelter and water. in tokyo they now and your long lines for food and gas. -- they now wait in long lines for food iand gas. the hydrogen explosion, the second the three days. a third reactor can no longer cool itself. this raises concerns about instability. officials insist a full meltdown is unlikely. aboard the u.s. ronald reagan -- >> we are ordered to help people. >> this is one more example of the reach of this disaster. a crisis still spreading. the full scope still uncerta
Mar 16, 2011 12:00pm EDT
plans to move their people at least out of northeast japan. china is the first country to actively start mass evacuation of their citizens from northeast japan in the wake of this disaster. that is the very latest. >> just unbelievable images of their. the devastation continues and people in baltimore county await word from the sister school. this goes up and partners with the bat -- the schools have been partners for the past five years, and while yamazaki was not in the path of the tsunami, that is not stopped people from being concerned about friends there. >> it is kind of chaotic right now. is she said that people are getting along and it is going ok. >> i am worried about them, because i had a host brother from their who tried to stay with me for about a week now, here i am trying to figure out if it is ok or not. >> he is a japanese native and says that the family in japan this say. if you're planning to donate to japan, the attorney general cautions donors to always use credit cards or checks, never cash. checks should be made payable to an organization, never an individual. for
Mar 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
was hurt. people living in northern japan continue to clean up the mess left after the country's disaster. sandbags have been laid to stop the water from plunging into the city. meantime, rising temperatures in a spent fuel pool are raising the risk of another release of radioactive steam, explosion, or melting of the fuel rods. with million still in the dark, a power source in maryland could soon be headed to the area. maryland strategic services international is in talks with japan to provide several mobile water and electronic systems to rebuild. the mobile units are powered by the sun and wind and can be brought anywhere with a pickup truck. it can provide power for about three days. >> it is enough for three homes, a small hospital, powering computers, generators, enough to sustain the operation while the emergency services are developing. >> the company says they are hoping to send 50 units to japan in the coming weeks. drug makers introduce a new anti-depressant with no sexual side effects. and researchers discover positive results from treating heart patients with their own stem c
Mar 23, 2011 12:00pm EDT
of responsibility for the attack. in japan, strong aftershocks continue to take part of the already devastated area. a quake toppled fukushima this morning, -- rumbled fukushima this morning, all of the troubled nuclear plant. a teacher from baltimore is home after spending finding moments in japan -- frightening moments in japan. chris godish has worked for the last three years in japan as an english instructor. now back on american soil, he spoke to 11 news about his ordeal and fear of radiation contamination. >> in 10 seconds, i was like, why isn't this stopping? students saying they could not feel their feet on the ground, like bowling pins. >> he plans to return to the school next month when it reopens. pete gilbert joins us in a bid with the midweek look at sports. some surprising results. the gadget on the market in grades retirement homes. an amazing adventure in this afternoon's "medical alert." and a [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable and enjoying it less and less? stop paying for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a
Mar 28, 2011 12:00pm EDT
and two sons. he will be buried in arlington national cemetery. ♪ officials in japan say radiation from the damaged nuclear power plant is spreading to sea water and soil. they say contaminated sea water has been found 1 mile further north of the plant than before. workers are pumping out contaminated water inside several buildings over the weekend. officials say water in one reactor building tested 100,000 times more radiation than normal. massachusetts officials announced trace amounts of radiation. the announcement yesterday comes from -- after a similar levels were found in pennsylvania and washington state. officials stress there is no health risk. maryland officials report that small amounts of radiation have been detected in the environment. none have been found in the water reservoirs. >> good afternoon. we had a cold start this morning well below normal. we will stay below normal this afternoon. clouds are rolling in. a disturbance is moving to the south. it has brought in more clouds this afternoon. the normal high for today is 58 degrees. we're well off the mark by noon. it i
Mar 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
tsunami-damaged reactor's in japan and is causing workers to pull back. it comes after the health ministry advised a village about 20 miles from the plan not to drink tap water due to elevated levels of iodine. still, says the government, radiation levels were still too small to pose an immediate health risk. >> spring officially began last night and we're getting wet today. the showers have moved out of the area, but we did get what with the morning commute. the cold front has not clear the area yet. there is still a chance we could see a little rain activity. the current temperatures are in the 50's now. in the 60's today, 60-65. and we cannot rule out a passing shower. it is going to stall out. it's kind of unsettled -- it's a kind of unsettled week. >> you can look at our interactive radar and check for flood alerts. you can find it at our website, just click on weather. new guidelines on how long you should keep your children in their car safety seats. plus the journey from the andean state to the desire to fly. -- amphibian state to desire to fly. >> in this afternoon's co
Mar 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
and gov. o'malley before taking effect. grave in serious, those words from japan's prime minister on the two-week anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. officials said they expect a breach in the reactor core of one unit of the plant, and that could mean more contamination of the environment. "we are not in a position where we can be optimistic, and we must treat every development with the utmost care." collision fighters continue to pound targets deep into libya. rebel forces and forces loyal to muammar gaddafi are fighting for control of the key town of aig by. we have the latest from richard engel. >> gaddafi's forces still control pockets here and have tanks positioned around the outskirts of the city. we have been hearing those tanks fire artillery in and we have heard machine guns, but the rebels are trying to take more and more of this city. >> [unintelligible] small, really small parts of the north. >> they are taking it with the street to street fighting, finding cover wherever they can with fcars. this is the new face of the conflicts, where western air strikes will
Mar 24, 2011 12:00pm EDT
as part of the multi-national force. we will have more on their deployment tonight at 5:00 p.m. and japan, more smoke is coming from several of the country's reactor plant in fukushima. smoke is rising from a reactor building's 1, 2, 3, and forbid this is the first time smoke has been seen coming out of the no. 1 reactor. a top japanese official says the cause of the smoke is a rise in pressure. two workers were hospitalized after stepping in to contaminated water while laying cables. we are answering your pet questions. e-mail your questions at it seems that the price of everything is going up. why not the cost of prescriptions? makers with fios, when you're watching the picture, it just jumps out at you. -it was like, "wow!" -bam! [ male announcer ] decisions don't get any easier than this. now you can move up to fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year with no term contract required. [ mr. donovan ] we have more choices. so many more hi-def channels. with fios, i really feel like we're getting a great deal. [ male announcer ] call now and you'll get a
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